'USA!' Women's World Cup team honored at ticker-tape parade

  • U.S. women’s soccer team members are joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as their float makes its way up Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • Fans of the U.S. women’s soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday, in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • A general view of the atmosphere during the New York City ticker-tape parade for World Cup champions U.S. women’s soccer national team in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • Thousands of fans cheer as the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team make their way up the “Canyon of Heroes” along Broadway during a ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. Following the parade, the team celebrated at ceremony at City Hall. According to city records, New York City has hosted 205 parades since 1886 along the “Canyon of Heroes,” which is located along Broadway between the Battery and City Hall. 
  • U.S. women’s soccer team members wave as their float makes its way up Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • USA women’s soccer team fans cheer during the ticker tape parade to celebrate the team World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on Jul. 10, 2015. 
  • A fan of the U.S. women’s soccer team blocks her ears during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday, in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. Screams and a blizzard of confetti cheered the World Cup winning U.S. women’s football players as they rolled up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday in the first ticker-tape parade honoring a women’s sports team. 
  • Members of the U.S. women’s World Cup championship soccer team ride on a float during a ticker-tape parade honoring the team, as seen from 150 Broadway, in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • A police officer takes a photo of the floats as the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team make tis way up the “Canyon of Heroes” along Broadway during a ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015.
  • Fans cheer as the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team make their way up the “Canyon of Heroes” along Broadway during a ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015.
  • Thousands of fans cheer as the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team make their way up the “Canyon of Heroes” along Broadway during a ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. Following the parade the team celebrated at ceremony at City Hall. According to city records, New York City has hosted 205 parades since 1886 along the Canyon of Heroes, which is located along Broadway between the Battery and City Hall. 
  • Fans of the U.S. women’s soccer team cheer as members of the team take part in a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • Thousands of fans cheer as the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team make their way up the “Canyon of Heroes” along Broadway during a ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. Following the parade the team celebrated at ceremony at City Hall. According to city records, New York City has hosted 205 parades since 1886 along the “Canyon of Heroes,” which is located along Broadway between the Battery and City Hall. 
  • A police officer with two U.S. women’s soccer team fans points as the floats with players makes its way up Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” during the ticker tape parade to celebrate the World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • U.S. women’s soccer team fans cheer as the players make their way up Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” during the ticker tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women’s soccer team World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015, in New York. 
  • A band plays during the ticker tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women’s soccer team’s World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday, in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • U.S. women’s soccer team members take selfies as their float makes its way up Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • Paper falls from buildings during the ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team up Broadway in lower Manhattan to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • A view of the New York City ticker-tape parade for the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. 
  • Abby Wambach at a City Hall ceremony following a New York City ticker-tape parade in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015.
  • Paper falls from buildings during the ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team up Broadway in lower Manhattan to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan in New York, N.Y. on July 10, 2015. Screams and a blizzard of confetti cheered the World Cup winning U.S. women’s soccer players as they rolled up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday in the first ticker-tape parade honoring a women’s sports team. 

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Confetti blanketed Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday as the U.S. women’s soccer team — fresh off their World Cup triumph — was feted by thousands of cheering fans.

Members of the women’s team waved from floats to the throngs of supporters screaming “USA! USA! USA!” before the fanfare ended with a high-energy celebration at City Hall Park.

Related: US celebrates Women’s World Cup victory with kisses and confetti

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand to give the soccer stars a key to the city. He told the crowd that the team’s victory was an inspiration and a resounding message about the “power of women.”

“Young women who watched that game will grow up and they’ll tell their daughters and tell their sons about that 2015 championship team that made history — that opened minds and brought us together,” de Blasio said.

The U.S. women trounced Japan in a 5-2 victory on Sunday — marking their first World Cup win since 1999.

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